The 2023 Seven Hills Literary Contest and Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contest

The 2023 Seven Hills Literary Contest and Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contest (“The Contest”) is open for entries! We have decided to open the contest to non-members, but members enjoy a $10 discount on each entry. If you aren’t already a member of the Tallahassee Writers Association, you can sign up at One change from […]

Call for Papers on The Works and Influence of Charles Portis

The University of Arkansas  invites readers to submit papers and presentations on “The Works and Influence of Charles Portis.” The deadline for submissions is June 19th. The Portis symposium will be hosted by the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, Nov. 2—5, 2023. SUBMISSIONS to In celebration of the publication of the Library of America […]

Ebony Stewart wins the first Playa Flamingo Writing Residency, apply now for next year

Atmosphere Press is proud to announce the winner of the first annual Playa Flamingo Writing Residency! Ebony Stewart, a remarkable poet, performer, and inspiration, will be the first residency attendant at this beautiful space. As one of the most decorated poets in Texas, Ebony is a respected coach and mentor, one of the top touring […]

2023 Rick Campbell Chapbook Prize

2023 Rick Campbell Chapbook Prize Ends on February 1, 2023 Open to all poets writing in English. Please submit 18-24 pages of original poetry. Individual poems may have been previously published. Please submit your manuscript without your name on it. Simultaneous submissions are fine. Please notify. Judges are the Anhinga editors. Winner receives: $200 and 25 […]

Crook’s Corner Book Prize

The $5000 Crook’s Corner Book Prize is awarded annually for best debut novel set in the American South (author may live anywhere). Books published between January 1, 2020 and May 15, 2021 may be submitted by authors or publishers. Self-published books are eligible, but e-books are not. Young adult books are not eligible. $35 entry […]

SLR Associate Editor Donna Meredith Wins Award

Southern Literary Review’s Associate Editor, Donna Meredith, won the gold medal for adult fiction in the Florida Authors and Publishers annual contest. Judges are librarians and publishers. This year’s winner, Buried Seeds, is a novel about two women in different centuries who join activist movements to gain better lives for themselves, their families, and society. The novel […]